WinSCP – GUI interface SSH transfer files alternative of Putty

Posted by Shek on March 24, 2011 under Linux, Misc | Be the First to Comment | Total View: 10,974 views

If you are not too familiar with Unix or Linux command and need to use SSH to transfer file betwen the server, instead of using putty (command base), WinSCP is good solution for you. The program is GUI based, and just drag and drop files between the server and client when needed.

The steps to install and use WinSCP:

  1. Download the latest version of WinSCP from the official site:
  2. Open the WinSCP installer file, choose the language.
  3. Follow the instructions and choose “Typical installation”.
  4. Choose “Commander interface”.
  5. After completed,run the appication and you will see the interface:WinSCP
  6. Key in the Host name, User name and Password, click “Login” and once its connected to the server, the main interface will appear: the left side is the client, and the right side is the server. Just drag and drop files when needed:


  1. The WinSCP official site
  2. Wiki – WinSCP

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